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ProfileDeputy County Counsel I / II / III / IV The candidate serves as legal counsel and attends meetings of boards and commissions. May act as legal advisor for County offices on involved matters. Prepares formal legislative measures, ordinances, resolutions, deeds, contracts, leases, and other legal instruments. Prosecutes legal action on behalf of, and defends actions against, the County and its subdivisions before courts of origin, appellate courts, and various administrative bodies. Confers with and advise officers of County departments and representatives of special districts on questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties, functions, and obligations. May provide lead direction and act as a legal resource to other professional staff. Assists the County Counsel, Assistant County Counsel, and Chief Deputy County Counsel as needed. License: Active membership in the State Bar of California is needed. Should preferably have 5 years of civil litigation experience. Level II: Should have 1 year of experience in the practice of civil or criminal law. Level III: Must have 2 years of increasingly responsible experience in the practice of civil law. Level IV: Must have 1 year of experience as a Deputy County Counsel III with Merced County, or 4 years of experience in the practice of civil law.
Job Number: 1801128
Office of the Merced County Counsel
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340